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No more two-hour lunch breaks: the slow death of Spain’s menú del día

Restaurants offering fixed-price three-course menús have been a cornerstone of the country’s urban life for decades, but tourism, shorter lunch breaks and gentrification have put them under threat. What will it take to fight back? Food is at the heart of Spanish culture. From social life to business deals, everything revolves around food – above […]

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide

The health effects of climate change will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, according to a new report from the medical journal The Lancet. The report compared human health consequences under two scenarios: one in which the world meets the commitments laid out in the Paris Agreement and reins in emissions so that increases […]

Which Health Policies Actually Work? We Rarely Find Out

A few years ago, Oregon found itself in a position that you’d think would be more commonplace: It was able to evaluate the impact of a substantial, expensive health policy change. In a collaboration by the state and researchers, Medicaid coverage was randomly extended to some low-income adults and not to others, and researchers have been tracking the consequences […]

Growing up in air-polluted areas linked to mental health issues

People who spend their childhood in areas with high levels of air pollution may be more likely to later develop mental disorders, research suggests. Air pollution has become a matter of growing concern as an increasing number of studies have found links to conditions ranging from asthma to dementia and various types of cancer. There are also signs it may take a […]

Is dengue turning into an epidemic?

The number of patients was only 184 in May but rose to 1,796 in June Four and a half year old Tahmeed Mehbub, admitted to a private hospital in Dhaka on July 14 with heavy fever and body pain, was diagnosed with dengue. Within a day of his admission, his condition deteriorated rapidly and he […]

Health Tips: 8 Precautions To Take During Monsoon To Prevent Viral Infections

Health Tips: Immunity tends to weaken during monsoon. Blame change of weather or generally weak body, it is important to take extra precaution during the rainy season to avoid catching flu, cough, cold and other viral infections. Here are some tips that can help.  Monsoon diseases: Tips to prevent viral infections in the rainy season […]

Can coffee cause cancer?

Coffee is a hugely popular drink, but many people are concerned that it may cause cancer. Others claim that drinking coffee offers health benefits and may even prevent cancer. So, what does the evidence say? Cancer is a complex disease, and it is not always easy to determine its cause. Researchers have investigated many different […]

Common Diet Supplement May Help with Heart Health

A popular and widely used dietary supplement for joint pain could also be beneficial for your heart. According to new researchTrusted Source published in The BMJ, habitual use of the supplement glucosamine was found to be associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its more severe consequences like stroke. However, researchers point out that despite […]

Experts Baffled by Rise of Mysterious Polio-Like Disease in Children

Health officials are alarmed by growing waves of a paralyzing illness in children. So far the disease has only affected a few hundred children in the United States, but the exact cause and best treatment for this disease remain unknown. Known as acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, this rare illness can sometimes cause respiratory failure […]

Biophysicists use machine learning to understand, predict dynamics of worm behavior

Biophysicists have used an automated method to model a living system — the dynamics of a worm perceiving and escaping pain. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)published the results, which worked with data from experiments on the C. elegans roundworm. "Our method is one of the first to use machine-learning tools on experimental data to […]

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